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COVID-19 blog, 20 May: 3 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1028 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 3 (0.3%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 2 new positive test were found in Harju County and 1 in Võru County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 20 May, 39 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 2 are on ventilation. 305 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 316 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1472 persons have recovered from the disease. 945 (64.2%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 527 persons (35.8%), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalised.

No new deaths were registered over the 24-hour period. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 64 persons in Estonia.

A total of 72 465 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 794 (2.5%) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than 2 metres to each other for the duration of 15 minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 that spreads through sneezing and coughing from people to people, and by way of contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.

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31.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 31 May: 4 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 694 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 4 (0.6%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, four new positive tests were found in Harju County (3 in Tallinn).

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30.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 30 May: 6 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1034 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 6 (0.6%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, four new positive tests were found in Ida-Viru County and two in Harju County (1 in Tallinn).